In trying times, sorting through your thoughts and emotions can be hard. If you are looking for help, there is no substitute for professional treatment and medical intervention. A self-care podcast may provide supplemental support. There are many programs that guide audiences through meditations, take them into psychologists’ offices or share conversations with experts on mental well-being. These four podcasts might help you reflect on your feelings or simply provide insights about mental health and the human psyche you didn’t know before.
COVID-19 forced Keriann Wilmot’s son to trade his classroom for a computer. It was a tough transition for a 10-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. “It was a different environment for him,” Wilmot says. “He wasn’t used to this kind of work from school coming in the format of an email in his Chromebook every single day.” Her son would avoid math and writing and instead go straight to his favorite subjects: science and social studies. But even then, online assignments could be a problem. “There might be something when he opened it that was like a really pretty PDF that had lots of beautiful illustrations and fonts,” Wilmot says. “And he would look at it and just get overwhelmed and shut the laptop and walk away.
“Sixty percent of college students say the pandemic has made it harder to access mental health care, even as financial stresses and prevalence of depression increased among them, according to a new survey on the impact of COVID-19 on student well-being. The survey by the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health and […]
In many places, people are wearing masks or cloth face coverings when they’re in public because of coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s an important way to help slow the spread of the virus. At first, it was mostly doctors, nurses, and others in health care settings who wore masks. But now, as other people wear them, more and more kids are […]
“A Western Sydney University mental health expert, Professor Phillipa Hay, has shed light on the ongoing, traumatic effects of COVID-19 for people living with eating disorders. Professor Phillipa Hay is Chair of Mental Health within the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI) and School of Medicine. In a recent edition of the Journal of Eating Disorders, […]
“When her South Carolina high school went online this spring, Maya Green struggled through the same emotions as many of her fellow seniors: She missed her friends. Her online school assignments were too easy. She struggled to stay focused. But Green, 18, also found herself working harder for the teachers who knew her well and cared about […]